Friday, January 21, 2011

Teen Moms

I hope everyone had a great Holiday and a Happy New Year! I sure did. Now I'm back to work helping the Outreach department get prepared for another year filled with adoptions and happy families!

Yesterday while I was waiting for my computer to load a video from the Today show popped up and caught my attention. It is a video describing a school in Memphis, Tennessee that has 90 pregnany teens. The reporter goes on to say that one out of every five girls at the school has either had a baby or is pregnant. It couldn't but make me wonder how many of those girls, who are 16 and 17 years old, had ever considered adoption. For many girls that age it is difficult and near impossible to attend school while raising a child.

Unfortunately, Gladney does not have a current caseworker working in Tennessee that could help the school by educating their students on adoption. But, check out the video for yourself!

2 comments:

  1. I live in Tennessee. What materials do you have that I could give to school officials about adoption?

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  2. That would be wonderful! If you would like I can mail you some packets about adoption awareness. Send me an email at grace.hughston@gladney.org I would be more than happy to send you more information about Gladney.

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